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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Default Hurray for me-I got gas without a mess

I'm so proud of myself! I've been so p*&d off getting gas that I didn't even want to ride, to use gas. So the other day (after about 30 fill ups), instead of putting the nozzle in tilted (and cussing Polaris for not moving it to the right), I put it about straight up and down, maybe a little to the right. No splashing, and I could go full bore. Wow! However, now to make a plan of what to do to keep my keys from scratching the tank with the door open (yeah I know about those $150 caps but I'm old school-and poor).
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Take the keys out and throw them on the seat
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I always drop in the nozzle from the right side of the bike, and lift the handle to the left so the nozzle hooks down into the right side of the tank. I can even lock it and walk away. I don't anymore after, after I got the one handle at a gas station in Montpelier, ID that didn't shut off automatically. And and apparently the clerks new. And didn't post a sign. So presumably they could laugh at anyone who spilled a gallon of gas on the pad.

And an easy way to avoid your keys scratching your tank is to just have your bike key on a 1" ring all by its onesies. Aren't you worried the weight of your other keys will wear the ignition tumblers and dump them on the road? That's a thing.

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And an easy way to avoid your keys scratching your tank is to just have your bike key on a 1" ring all by its onesies. Aren't you worried the weight of your other keys will wear the ignition tumblers and dump them on the road? That's a thing.
Oh yea man. I was told that many many years ago. Same goes for you car ignition. All that weight (yea I know it dont seem like much) is undo wear and tear on the tumblers and will kill a switch.

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All the extra weight on the ignition key was a problem with some GM vehicles
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I have nothing but the bike key, hide-a-key

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I'm a 1-key on the ring guy. I have a small split ring with a small leather tab on it.

I'd be careful, Speedblue here is a good friend and his key fell out of the switch on a trip. Ask him about it...it was a PITA, he could shut off the bike and restart with the kill switch but couldn't refuel. He had to take the switch off and hunt down a locksmith in a small town. He said he barely made it into the town on the fuel he had and got lucky with the only locksmith for 3 miles. I carry a spare in my jacket pocket now.

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I used to get some splashes during fueling but at this point I know where to position the nozzle and don't even think about it.
As for keys, I have a habit of unlocking the gas cap then returning them to the ignition while I fuel.
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I bought the $150 beveled gas cap specifically because I hated the cap getting in the way. I'm more happier now



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